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Ransomware Families – WannaCry

WannaCry ransomware was seen in a large scale attack in May 2017, as a ransomware cryptoworm.

WannaCry took advantage of an NSA exploit targeting SMB, called EternalBlue. The discovery of a kill-switch helped to prevent the spread once discovered but WannaCry still impacted roughly 230,000 computers globally and demanded a ransom of $600 dollars in BitCoin to be paid or the files would be deleted permanently. 

If you are interested in learning about other Ransomware families that we have published research reports on you can read more here